The following is our founding correspondents.


Megumi Tomita

Born and based in Okinawa, Megumi has been working actively as a director, a playwright and a festival coordinator. She has recognized as an important children’s theatre practitioner in Japan by receiving Okinawa Times Art Award in 2002, Fellow-2005 by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. She is also working as an assistant producer of Kijimuna Festa since 2005.

Korin Sakura

After graduating from the theatre department at Winona State University in Minnesota, USA, she joined the KIO Company and started her career. Since then she has performed in many productions as a supporting actress. In 2006 she was a leading character (prince) in ‘Sun – Prince of Desert’, based on the novel ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Recently she is working as a coordinator for many foreign companies for the ‘International Performing Arts Festival Osaka’. 



Panida Thapanangkun 

Panida has taught TIE and children’s theatre at Thammasat University in Bangkok for 10 years and now she is working as a head of the Theatre and Drama for Development Resource Centre (TDDRC) under the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand (KNIT). She also directs shows with children and young people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates 44 projects of theatre for youth development in Strategy of Theatre for Young People funded by Thai Health Promotion Foundation.



Norifumi Hida

Norifumi Hida is a doctoral student in the Institution of Education at the University of Warwick. He received his BA from Tamagawa University in Tokyo and his MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School, the University of Essex, England.



Yeon Choi – Coordinator

Yeon Choi is a professional stage designer currently working in Korea. She has actively designed many productions in the US and Korea in various fields such as industrials, theatre, TV and film. She received her MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University in New York.



Young Ai Choi
Vice President of ASSITEJ International.
Professor of Korea National University of Arts.


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